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Toledo, Oregon mayors join effort to ease ethanol mandates

In nearly identical letters, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and Oregon Mayor Michael Seferian have asked the Trump administration to ease up on biofuel requirements for Toledo-area refineries — especially the ethanol mandate.

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Ohio Supreme Court declines appeal, Toledo's lead law stands

The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to consider an appeal to reverse Toledo’s controversial lead-safe rental ordinance, but that may not be the end of the ...
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Toxics

A phosphate fix

Bowling Green State University researchers produced some important work recently, proving the importance of such research and the need for a strict state ...
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Toxics

Courting a cleaner lake

The U.S. and Ohio environmental protection agencies need to stop resisting their clear responsibility regarding Lake Erie: Enforce the Clean Water Act.

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Toxics

Targeting farm runoff

Saving the lake is going to require a multipart strategy.

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Toxics

Commissioners thank DeWine, slam Trump over their recent water quality decisions

The all-Democratic Board of Lucas County Commissioners publicly thanked Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday for embracing a strong, rules-driven western ...
Climate

NOAA: January 2020 was Earth's warmest January on record

Remember how mild it was last month? Well, it turns out January, 2020 was the warmest January on record for Earth, the fifth warmest on record for ...
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Study estimates Lake Erie region worth $443 billion

The natural value of the Lake Erie region is $443 billion, according to a year-long consultant’s report prepared for the cities of Toledo and Oregon, as ...
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Water

Officials announce initiative to reduce Lake Erie nutrient runoff

Lucas County and Toledo officials are hoping to reduce nutrient runoff into Lake Erie by 40 percent in the next five years.

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Climate

Thick algal bloom forming in Sandusky Bay, moving into open water

Lake Erie’s Sandusky Bay is already struggling with a species of toxin-producing algae, another sign that the rest of the lake’s western basin is likely ...
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Children

We've been warned about algae

When we all went three scary days without drinkable water in Toledo back in 2014, most people probably thought that crisis was alarming enough to prompt a ...
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Climate

It's raining and that can only mean one thing: The algae's coming

Western Lake Erie’s first algae forecast for 2019 was published Thursday, ironically hitting inboxes of northwest Ohio email accounts moments before the ...
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Toxics

Closing nuclear plants will spike pollution, regulator says

The new chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Tuesday told lawmakers there's little doubt carbon pollution in the state will spike if the state's two nuclear power plants are decommissioned.

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Climate

John Dingell's passion for conservation remained strong until the end

Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D., Dearborn), who died Thursday, wasn't what some people today would consider a prototype for an environmentalist — not with his fierce devotion to Detroit's auto industry.

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Toxics

Lake Erie, other environmental issues factor into Ohio governor's race

Ask either gubernatorial candidate about Lake Erie, and they use words common to members of either party: It's our crown jewel, our natural resource that must be protected.

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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